Get Ready for ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ Which Might Be Netflix’s Darkest Series Yet

photo: (Krysten Ritter) Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, ABC

“Jessica Jones” is based on a comic book series called “Alias,” written by Brian Michael Bendis and published by Marvel under the adult-rated Marvel “Max” banner. This meant that “Alias,” which ran for 28 issues from 2001 to 2004, was free to be a graphic, sex-and-profanity-filled look at the life of Jessica Jones, a retired superhero turned private detective. Over the course of the series, compiled originally as four trade paperbacks and recently republished as a hardback omnibus, Jessica got drunk, had inappropriate sex and used her superpowers to dish out some hardcore violence — while also coping with the extreme PTSD that led her to quit the superhero game. – Liz Shannon Miller, indieWIRE